Arts and Entertainment Regal eye: ‘Hidden Histories: Britain’s Oldest Family Businesses’ featured Fiona Toye’s firm

A stray glance at last night's BBC4 schedules might have tricked people into thinking that Britain's Oldest Family Businesses were being given the Horrible Histories treatment. Alas, this is actually part of a three-part strand called Hidden Histories, which is similar in that it is about history, but different in that it is a very on-the-straight-and-narrow documentary for BBC4 rather than a daft romp through the past with Steve Punt and pals.

Premier League wanted '39th game' support from FA

The Premier League's reluctance to get fully behind England's 2018 World Cup bid would have changed if Lord Triesman had voiced support for the controversial 39th Game, it was claimed today.

Yorkshire's shoe queen, 83, steps up to challenge of shopping TV

Jonathan Brown meets Catherine Paver, a £60m woman making broadcasting history

Cognac: Go to the top of the sip parade

Don’t just try the cognac when you visit the area: blend your own, says Cathy Packe

Mary Broome, Orange Tree, Richmond

There are two incontestably good reasons why theatre lovers should flock to the Orange Tree in Richmond at the moment. The first is that Auriol Smith's excellent production gives a sharp, wonderfully entertaining new lease of life to this all-but-forgotten 1911 comedy by Allan Monkhouse.

Genealogy: The family business

This weekend, the BBC's annual genealogy exhibition is set to attract more than 20,000 visitors. David Randall explains how he became obsessed with his roots – and why so many of us can't resist peering into the past

Introducing Duffy & Daughters Ltd

More companys find a break with the traditional '& Sons' helps them stand out

Father and son sentenced for trafficking

A father and son who ran a "family business" trafficking foreign women into the UK before they were raped and forced into prostitution will be sentenced later today.

How Madoff's surviving son handles grief and scandal

The fiancée of Bernard Madoff's surviving son has provided a glimpse of life in the shadow of history's biggest fraud, revealing how Andrew Madoff has thrown himself into music and new business ventures as a whirlwind of recrimination continues to swirl around him.

Heat on Yemeni murder suspect through family business links

Norwegian MPs have called on multinational companies to put pressure on a wealthy Yemeni businessman to hand over his son, who is wanted for the 2008 murder of a student in London.

The Piano Cemetery, By José Luís Peixoto

A decidedly off-key family saga

The Business On: Tony Pidgley, Chairman, Berkeley Homes

This is no time to be a builder – why does he look so cheerful?

Kiss Me, Chudleigh: The World According to Auberon Waugh, edited by William Cook

Warning: not suitable for twerps

Matthew Norman: Bring back Westminster's Barbra Streisand

The public may not love Mandy, but they respect his intellect, trust his judgment and know him as the last Labour superheavyweight in either House

The Business on: Robert Wiseman, Chairman, Robert Wiseman Dairies

The milkmen's milkman?

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